Each One, Teach One: HIV Community Leaders Share Their Mentorship Stories

November 7, 2017


Ivory Howard

Ivory Howard

Howard is program manager, Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS), Washington, D.C.

The most important lesson that I've taken from my mentors is that it's really important to make sure that your voice is heard, especially as a young person or as a woman. It's important to speak up at the table, not wait to be heard or wait to be asked for your opinion, but make sure that you say what you're thinking and people know what you're thinking. Don't make people have to guess or ask you about it.

And, certainly, make sure that you help other people come to that same table.

Image credit: Olivia G. Ford.

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